Marlene M. Schillinger, 87

    Marlene M. Schillinger, 87, peacefully passed away January 25, 2024.  She was born August 20, 1936 in Chicago, to the late Wilbur and Helen Harder.

    Marlene was a lifelong resident of Elmhurst, a long-time administrative assistant at Rotec Industries having retired in 2000, and above all, a wonderful mother and homemaker.

    Marlene’s passion for dancing was evident throughout her life – beginning with jitterbug contests, later taking Fred Astaire classes, and ending with Zumba at Elmhurst Courts. She was a spirited dancing queen to the very end.  She was so loved and will be dearly missed.

    Loving mother of Dawn (Jeff) Hursh and Christine (Bob) Sztapka; cherished grandma of Tessa, Jake and Olivia; loving life partner to the late Frank Zucker; dear sister to the late Robert, the late Wilbur, the late Honor and the late Joan; dear aunt to Ronnie, Sherry, Debbie, Dave, Diane and Lori.

    A visitation will be held from 10:30 am – 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Elmhurst Community Funeral Home – THE AHLGRIM CHAPEL, 567 South Spring Road, Elmhurst, with a chapel service beginning at 12 p.m.     Interment Fairview Memorial Park, Northlake.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be written to Angels Grace Hospice, 445 West Erie Street, Suite 203, Chicago, IL 60654.

     A special thank you to Angels Grace Hospice and Lombard Place, for taking such great care of Marlene in her last days.

    Arrangements in care of Elmhurst Community Funeral Home – THE AHLGRIM CHAPEL.  For information, 630-834-3515 or